MIRA’s State Legislative Priorities 2023-2024
Support a Massachusetts Immigration Agenda!
With the launch of a new, pro-immigrant state administration and a new legislative session, the MIRA Coalition is proud to partner with allies both in and out of the State House to usher in the next phase of immigrant rights and inclusion. Contact your legislator today and ask them to co-sponsor these bills!
S.1990 (DiDomenico) and H.3084 (Madaro, González) would ensure that state agencies meet the needs of our Commonwealth’s increasingly diverse population by providing public information and services in the primary languages of its limited English-proficient state residents.
S.856 (Crighton) and H.1312 (Decker) would protect all low-income state residents from eviction or foreclosure by codifying and streamlining access to DHCD’s homelessness prevention program, Residential Assistance for Families in Transition (RAFT), and restoring critical COVID-era protections.
S.1510 (Eldridge, Miranda) and H.2288 (Balser, Cruz). For nearly 20 years, the federal government has leveraged our public safety resources to identify and deport immigrants. This bill would end state and local involvement in civil immigration enforcement, increasing immigrant access to court and police protection.
S.817 (Crighton, Miranda) and H.1281 (M. Moran, Madaro) would ensure that all MA high school graduates have access to in-state tuition at our Commonwealth’s public colleges and universities, regardless of immigration status, as 23 other states and D.C. provide. The Senate bill would also extend eligibility for state financial aid.
(An Act Improving Healthcare Delivery for Underserved Residents of the Commonwealth), S.1402 (Lewis) and H.2224 (Lewis, Domb) would marshall the skills of seasoned, internationally-trained physicians to address acute physician shortages in Massachusetts by creating a streamlined pathway to full licensure.